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Gloomy, rainy Memorial Day weekend for much of the state

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Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

Don't be surprised if your fellow Wisconsinites appear water-logged after trying to enjoy the Memorial Day Weekend. It rained all three days in La Crosse for only the fourth time on record.

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The National Weather Service said the only other years it rained throughout the Memorial Day period was in 1881, 1919, and 1978. La Crosse also had its ninth-coldest May holiday weekend in recorded history. The average temperature was 56 degrees, the coolest since 2001.

There's a chance for more rain every day this week, as a low-pressure system slowly moves eastward from the Great Plains. The best chances for showers and thunderstorms are on Thursday and Friday. A warm-up is expected tomorrow, with highs jumping to the 80's in the southern part of Wisconsin. It could be slightly cooler from Thursday through Saturday, with highs in the 60's-and-70's in the forecast for each day.

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